[ bid-uh-buhl ]
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  1. Cards. adequate to bid upon: a biddable suit.

  2. willing to do what is asked; obedient; tractable; docile: a biddable child.

  1. that may be acquired by bidding: biddable merchandise.

Origin of biddable

First recorded in 1820–30; bid1 + -able

Other words from biddable

  • bid·da·bil·i·ty, bid·da·ble·ness, noun
  • bid·da·bly, adverb
  • un·bid·da·ble, adjective

Words Nearby biddable Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use biddable in a sentence

  • He is biddable and humble now, and will be more so presently; in a kind of transition state, he is.

    A Pessimist | Robert Timsol
  • Whether this was so or not, it is certain that she was as docile and as biddable as need be.

    An Open-Eyed Conspiracy | W. D. Howells

British Dictionary definitions for biddable


/ (ˈbɪdəbəl) /

  1. having sufficient value to be bid on, as a hand or suit at bridge

  2. docile; obedient

Derived forms of biddable

  • biddableness, noun
  • biddably, adverb

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